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Rev. Ulrich Geiger
Male 1797 - 1864


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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Birth  22 Nov 1797  , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Rsrch. Note 
    • born Bubendorf, Basel, Switzerland.
    Occupation  1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Minister 
    Religion  1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number  00038-3072 
    Died  12 Feb 1864  Near Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried  Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I12187  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Peter Geiger,   b. Abt 1760, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F3370  Group Sheet

    Family  Barbara Baisiger,   b. 1797, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1860 
    Children 
     1. Daniel B. Geiger,   b. 1823, , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Geiger,   b. 1826, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Geiger,   b. Abt 1830, Of, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F3395  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Ulrich Geiger, "the second son of old Peter Geiger, was born in Germany, November 22nd, 1797, and came to America with his two brothers and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada. After his marriage with Barbara Baisiger he settled on a farm near Wilmot Centre where he resided many years. Towards the close of his life he moved near the Blenheim Mennonite Meeting House, on the townline between Wilmot and Blenheim where he died. He was an ordained minister of the Mennonite Church and was considered one of the best pulpit orators of that body in his days. Their family consisted of three children, two sons and one daughter"1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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      Wilmot (Geiger) Mennonite Church Begun: 1838
      The church is located on Lot 17, Bleams Road South, Wilmot Township, approximately one mile west of Wilmot Centre and two miles east of New Hamburg. Ulrich Geiger, who was ordained minister in 1838, served the Mennonites in the area for about ten years. Burkholder states that "Abraham Honsberger is said to have been the first minister in the Geiger church" (1935:79).
      The first meeting house was built in 1844, although actual purchase of the land from David Geiger was not completed until 1846. A new and larger frame church was erected in 1876. Extensive remodelling was carried out in 1913.
      The church was known as Geiger Mennonite Church until 1977.1a
      1a
      Ambrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 676.

    2. [S138] Cemetery - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - Blenheim Mennonite Internet Link Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery online.
      In memory of Ulrich Geiger born Nov 22, 1797 died Feb 12, 1864 aged 66 years 2 mo & 20 d, a native of Germany

    3. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 3 Page 20.

    4. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 677.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 22 Nov 1797 - , Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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